Desktop Support Engineer

  • Location

    Medicine Hat, Canada

  • Sector:

    IT Support & Tech

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  • Contact:

    Tavia Delisser

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    almost 2 years ago

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Job Title: Desktop Support Engineer
Duration: 6-month contract
Location: Medicine Hat, AB

Schedule: Monday to Friday regular business hours (At times may be required to work on call after hours)

Starts: November 4th, 2019


Provide Level-2 technical support for supported desktops, laptops, and peripherals.
This includes the following activities:
Correcting hardware problems with supported desktops, laptops and peripherals by coordinating support with OEM vendors.
Managing returns on warranted parts and systems.
Packaging and shipping replacement parts to customers.
Maintaining standard software configurations, including troubleshooting, loading and configuring software images, supported applications and drivers.
May participate in the development of information technology and infrastructure projects.
Installing, supporting and troubleshooting approved desktop software.
Performing planned maintenance, moves adds and changes.
Provide support services to employees with technical problems and information technology issues involving desktop, laptops, PDA or network services from local personnel or from employees using network remote access (VPN).
Provides timely resolution of problems or escalation on behalf of the customers to appropriate technical personnel.
Exercises judgment with defined procedures and practices to determine appropriate action.
Creating and maintaining images for standard systems.
Recommends hardware and software solutions, including new acquisitions and upgrades.
Demonstrates good judgment in selecting methods and techniques for obtaining solutions.
Uses skills as a seasoned, experienced professional with a full understanding of industry practices, company policies, and procedures.
Requires little day-to-day supervision.
Ability to work on-call after hours as required

Job Description:

Communicate effectively with multiple customers and co-workers.
This includes the following activities:
Consulting with the Service Desk on support calls.
Able to communicate highly technical information to both technical and non-technical personnel.
Providing Case status updates to management and end-users.
Providing phone support and diagnostics to remote customers.
Participating in training programs designed to educate customers about basic and specialized applications.
Develops, documents, and implements standard operating procedures and customer service guidelines relating to Desktop Managed Services support

Strong customer service skills.
Reliability and a strong sense of responsibility.
Ability to work independently and take ownership.
Solid technical and analytical skills required.
Ability to troubleshoot, support, and repair software and hardware for desktop and laptop computers.
Knowledge of supported Microsoft Windows operating systems.
Experience with Active Directory administration.
Knowledge of installation, configuration, use and troubleshooting techniques of supported versions of Microsoft Office.
Strong interpersonal skills in dealing with a wide range of customers with varying computer abilities.
Experience troubleshooting intermediate complex local area network (LAN) and VPN connectivity issues

Associate's Degree or equivalent experience required.
A+ Certification recommended,
MCTS, MCITP, MCPD, MCM preferred,
ITIL Certification preferred.
2-4 years or more of related experience preferred